No-one has accused vegetables of being pretty, and one of the least attractive looking is seaweed. Yet seaweed nutrition is one of the best natural sources of life-giving vitamins and minerals available.
Seaweed (or the politically correct “sea vegetables”) has a huge advantage over land vegetables. Our oceans are constantly being renewed with nutrients from land and renewed with minerals. They range in colour from red to green, brown and black. Our land, however, is constantly being depleted of essential nutrients.
Minerals are elements or compounds formed by the earth, and are a necessary nutrients for the health and wellbeing of your body. As our land gets more and more overworked by agriculture, the natural renewing of the land is often pushed aside in favour of chemical fertilisers. The end result is an ever-decreasing resource of minerals in the soil and then our food.
The nutrition you can get from seaweed is can be as high as 20 times the mineral content from land vegetables.
Apart from vitamins and minerals, seaweed nutrition is high in protein, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids, and dietary fibre. All of these combined promote a healthy body and may prevent or even treat a variety of diseases.
Seaweed nutrition overview
|Iodine||Promotes healthy thyroid function. This gland helps your body maintain and regulate weight.|
|Vitamin A family||Helps with growing healthy skin tissues, creating new cells, healthy eyes, aids digestion and boosts the immune system|
|Vitamin B complex||Helps combat fatigue and stress, helps reduce or eliminate constipation, tender gums, skin disorders, cracks at the corner of the mouth, anemia, and heart health.|
|Vitamin E||A powerful antioxidant and anti aging nutrient|
|Vitamin K||Essential in formation of healthy blood and bones|
|Calcium||Essential for strong bones and assist with nervous system|
|Magnesium||Primarily helps with your body’s metabolism, helping cells convert energy and use other vitamins and minerals effectively.|
|Omega 3- Fatty acids||Promotes youthful and healthy skin and tissue. Great for heart, blood and brain health. Strengthens the immune system, helps reduce inflammation and may be useful in the prevention of some cancers.|
Seaweed nutrition compared to other common foods
Modern medicine is only beginning to study and understand the benefits of many of Mother Nature’s remarkable gifts from the sea.
What we know so far about the nutrients in seaweed is that it can be used to help treat:
- Nervous disorders
- Skin irritations
- Cancer (seaweed contains a form of fibre that can help bind carcinogens)
- Radiation exposure
- Herpes (probably because seaweed helps strengthen your immune system)
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Note – Seaweed is a good source of overall nutrition for your body. But too much of a good thing is not “gooder”. Large amounts of some vitamins or minerals can cause health problems and counteract your intention of healthy well-being.